Saturday, June 02, 2012

A little taste of summer

Yesterday, we headed up to Liberty Park to celebrate Ella, our niece’s, birthday.  I was able to make a fun cupcake cake for her, with Rachel’s help.   I smashed some cupcakes in the process of putting them in the fridge, but aside from that, I think it turned out quite cute Smile




The kids loved playing in the water at the park.  I have a feeling we’ll be playing in the water a LOT this summer!


Celebrating My Parents!

Last week, both of my parents retired from their jobs.  My mom – 18 years as LDS Seminary Secretary – and My dad – 43 years as a teacher at Richfield High School.  My dad has left quite a legacy at RHS, and we wanted to celebrate his great career.  My sister and I were able to make it to the High School graduation, where my dad and my old Spanish teacher, Senor Black (who is also retiring)  were able to confer the diploma’s to the students. They looked pretty awesome up on the stage.



That evening, we threw an open house for my dad.  We had delicious food, and fun decorations.  My sis-in-law put together this awesome quilt with quotes from my siblings and I about some of the things our dad will be remembered for.



The Decorations Smile


My dad will still teach evening classes for Snow College Richfield this year, so he’s not officially done, but he’s getting closer to the real “retirement” phase of his life, which will probably just include seeing more of his grandkids, and eventually a mission with my mom!

And one more awesome picture from the weekend at Grandma’s.  I have an awesome kid, what can I say?



Steven’s First Soccer Season!

Steven had a lot of fun playing soccer this season.  We had his last game today.  He learned a lot, I think, and he had fun playing with his friends.  He didn’t ever do a ton during games, because every time we’d cheer for him or encourage him, he’d stop what he was going, and say “what?”  But it was fun to be with his friends, make new friends, and play in the sun!   Here are a few glimpses of the season: